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by chemistman
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: My 2015 Vauxhall corsa developed a misfire
Replies: 18
Views: 12423

Re: My 2015 Vauxhall corsa developed a misfire

Oops! Sorry for the misreading of the question. Repair kits are OK if the fault is in the spring or the shielding but if it's internal then you've wasted your money.
by chemistman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: My 2015 Vauxhall corsa developed a misfire
Replies: 18
Views: 12423

Re: My 2015 Vauxhall corsa developed a misfire

Its a 20 minute job. Just disconnect the end plug (there is a small slider that locks the plug in place that needs to be moved first), undo the bolts holding the coil pack in place and pull it out (two bolts of the correct size screwed into the securing holes in the coil pack will help to give you t...
by chemistman
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Main Corsa E chat
Topic: HELP! Steering wheel upgrade?
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: HELP! Steering wheel upgrade?

It's not illegal to change a steering wheel on a car but it definitely does count as a modification for insurance purposes and you will need to inform your insurance company. They will be concerned that the airbag in the wheel is not compromised in its action in a collision.
by chemistman
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Fuel smell in oil
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Fuel smell in oil

Some fuel vapour naturally blows back into the crankcase, particularly when the engine is cold and warming up - this is one reason why regular oil changes are necessary. When did you last change your oil? If a piston ring is cracked or broken, I'd imagine that you would notice this as a loss of powe...
by chemistman
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Main Corsa E chat
Topic: Fault code - P0301
Replies: 9
Views: 914

Re: Fault code - P0301

Most likely coil pack / plugs. Whats the age/mileage of your car? Please come back to the forum if a new coil pack and plugs don't cure the problem.
by chemistman
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Main Corsa E chat
Topic: New Clutch 1.2 E
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: New Clutch 1.2 E

Haynes manual says that the clutch comprises "a friction disc, a pressure plate assembly and the hydraulic release cylinder incorporating the release bearing". Looks conventional to me. Use the VIN number or reg No. in your order just to make sure there is no variant.
by chemistman
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: LED DRL question
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: LED DRL question

From the UK Gov website: "Vehicle manufacturers must fit DRL to new types of passenger car and light goods vehicle (car derived vans) type approved to European vehicle requirements from February 2011 . In practice this means that any new model launched after this date, and many launched before, will...
by chemistman
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Ignition coil going after only 36,600 miles
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Ignition coil going after only 36,600 miles

Did your garage replace the plugs as well?
by chemistman
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: General Failure
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Re: General Failure

Cars are far too complicated now - so much to go wrong! Give me a Lucas distributor or an SU carburetor and I could dismantle and fix them blindfold (not really but you get my drift).
by chemistman
Fri May 01, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Race exterior stickers removal
Replies: 6
Views: 1897

Re: Race exterior stickers removal

I removed mine by pouring boiling water onto a flannel over the stripes and carefully peeling them back bit by bit. Heat guns might blister the paint if you aren't careful.